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. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: even some democrats are raising concerns about the president's plan especially cuts to medicare and other social services. >> we said we're not going to end the medicare guarantee. >> reporter: president obama scheduled a news conference this morning before he meets with lawmakers. he's expected to stress a deal must be reached within a week and a half for the u.s. to avoid its first ever default. >> the president made it clear he's willing to do very difficult things for him, for his party but the republicans have to do some things, too. >> reporter: if a deal to raise the debt ceiling is not approved by august 2nd, the treasury department says the government will run out of money to pay its bills and the new head of the international monetary fund warns the impact could be felt worldwide. >> interest hikes, stock markets taking a huge hit and real nasty consequences. >>
is the big fight here. whether it's in education reform or transportation reform or pension reform. we have brought lab tore the table. they've been a part of the solution and i think thank them for that. >> schieffer: i must apologize. the sound dropped out. did you tell me you are going to sign it or not? >> i've got... can you hear me now, bob. >> schieffer: yes, i can. >> i've got about ten days to review the whole budget. you're asking i think in particular about the municipal health care part of it. it has come a long way toward what i want. i think there are a couple of parts of it i want to look at it more closely before i make a final decision. the broader point i was making, bob, is that for all of the reforms we have been doing, many of them like what my colleagues and other states have been doing, taking this opportunity to make government work better and focus more on the people served. we've had labor at the table. they've been a great part of it. >> schieffer: all right. let me go to the mayor. mr. mayor, you're not in charge of state budgets obviously but you are in charge o
may not be adding up and it could mean a big break for dominique strauss-kahn. strauss-kahn could have his bail reduced or lifted because of of his accuser's possibility. prosecutors initially stood by the woman's story. now the "new york times" reports investigators have caught the accuser in a series of lies surrounding the case. they suspect she may have been involved in drug dealing and money laundering. the maid apparently had a phone conversation with a jail inmate discussing the benefits of pursuing the charges against strauss-kahn. once considered a leading contender for the french presidency he saw his political career and financial krublble after his arrest. forensic evidence confirms there was a sexual encounter but defense attorneys always insisted it was consensual. >> once the evidence is reviewed it will be clear that there was no element of forcible compulsion in this case whatsoever. >> reporter: after posting a $6 million bail, strauss-kahn was confined to house arrest. the arrangements are costing him $250,000 a month. after today's hearing he could be released on hi
of the american workforces now taking a big hit. as we told you yesterday, the unemployment rate for june rose to 9.2%. that's the highest this year. there is also news that among the ranks of government employees of all levels 39,000 jobs were lost in june. elaine quijano on the status of public workers and what that could mean for everyone. >> reporter: when emergency calls come in, it's hard for matthew bennett to sit still. >> i've got got to sit on the sidelines, like the basketball player who has a bad knee. wants to play but can't play. >> reporter: for nearly five years, he worked as a firefighter in camden, new jersey. in january he was one of 60 to be laid-off. one-third of the department. >> i don't know what i'm going to do. i'm 36, i've got a high school education, i thought i had a career and now i don't. >> reporter: public sector jobs like his were along considered one of the most secure in hard times but that's changing. since september of 2008, 464,000 local government jobs have been eliminated. nearly 100,000 of those cuts have happened this year alone. larry burns is more.
. to inform voters. >> i don't care how many misinformation big lies they put out. the people in this state are going to vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: more than enough. that's how state election officials describe the number of valid signatures on the petition to block the dream act. only about 56,000 names were needed. the state received more than double. >> we were watching the campaign as well. >> reporter: charlie carter works at progressive maryland, which represents the students. she says there are many more who support the dream act. >> 56,000 people find. i believe it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: in all, though, the state says the required number of signatures are valid on the petition. there could still be some legal challenges to the referendum. back to you. >> gigi, thank you. the petition against the dream act is the first time in almost 20 years that voters have put a law to a statewide referendum. >>> bad news on the employment front tonight. the nation gained new jobs but not enough to cut into the unemployment rate. jessica kartalija is in the
blunt with them. >> reporter: officials say the group examined all the pieces of a potential big deal spending cuts entitlement reforms, savings from the tax cut and employment insurance. the big deal is his preference but he'd accept a small $2 trillion deal. there's also a proposal by senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell to give the president the authority to extend the debt ceiling through 2012 without the consent. >> he described it as a last ditch effort in case we're unable to do anything else and what may look like something less than optimal today if we're unable to get to an agreement might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. >> reporter: that fallback agreement is looking more and more likely. sources say that the person who made the most of the argument on wednesday, eric cantor didn't even open his mouth yesterday in the meeting, and they say that they expect things to move forward, but they don't know how fast. there's no meeting today, but we will hear from the president at a news conference later this morning. >> bill, thanks. we will b
're doing it over in the uk, there's not, that pond is not too big an expanse of water. >> let me ask you about rupert murdock, involved in a $19 billion deal, 12 billion pounds to purchase british sky news, what does it do to that transaction, which is so massive. >> it threatens that transaction deeply. if you had david cameron getting into the business of murdock saying you should accept the resignation or fire a top executive in london, rebekah brooks, you have to think this deal is threatened. >> i want to bring in eleanor goodman, long time political eleanor for channel 4 news in great britain. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we heard the prime minister david cameron saying the "cozy relationship between the british media and politicians ends now." this is going to raise some eyebrows, this coming from a man who would hire the former editor to be his communications director, andy colson and close relationship with rebekah brooks who runs the publications department for rupert murdock. how can he say this with the relationships he's had? >> it's not just him who has had the
. however there is disagreement over that point, big disagreement over that point. >> the other thing we'll be looking at is of course whether or not there will be issue with the credit rating. we'll talk about that. rebecca thanks. chris? >> thank you. >>> there is news of another arrest in the widening phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the
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degrees. >> reporter: all righty. mbts came first. but now they aren't the only game in town. all the big sneaker companies from puma to reeboks, to sketchers have developed their own line of butt-toning shoes. >> nice shoes. >> reporter: sales of toning shoes have gone up from 145 million in 2009 to a whooping 736 million in 2010. >> increased calorie burn and improved metabolism. >> reporter: each brand has done some kind of scientific research to would have been its shoes are effective. but we talked to the chief science officer for the american council on exercise to get his take. >> none of the major muscles of the lower extremity showed major differences in activity nor did we see any differences in terms of the caloric output. >> reporter: he says the sad truth here is there's no shortcut to getting in shape. so you're absolutely sure that toning shoes are not going to replace me going to a gym. totally sure? >> you know, i would love to tell you otherwise. but based upon our research study as well as the other available evidence, that wouldn't be fair of me to say that. >> reporte
dismantling a rifle. neighbors were terrified. >> it's a big gun. it wiped us all out. the witness told the police, he said to her, is it bad that i don't feel anything? >> reporter: the witness said that he talked about wanting to shoot someone for months. >> it's a miracle that the officer wasn't seriously injured. >> reporter: tonight, the shooter faces several charges. wjz dug into jordan's background. he served two years at fort riley before honorably discharged. he worked here as a security guard for the past month. he received a psychological treatment this year. he had three suicide attempts, including this month. he'll be behind bars until trial. >>> and jordan faces 11 different charges all together. >>> a presidential story -- the historical society of pennsylvania says that barry landowel took a letter signed by george washington. he and others are accused of taking several items. >>> the ravens could be practicing next week, but training camp can't start until there's an agreement. the players agreed last night, but the agreement isn't ratified. they're going over it and fi
on the "cbs evening news." >> all right. good news here. guess whose birthday is today? >> big "g." >> that's right, jeff glor at the news desk. >> happy birthday. >> that is very nice. unexpected surprise. >> chris baked a cake. >> wow. >> get ready. >> after the show. good morning. we begin here now with an assassination in afghanistan. the powerful half-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was murdered this morning. officials say that ahmed wali karzai was shot to death by one of his own bodyguards at his home in kandahar. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is there. >> god willing there will be an answer of pain and suffering on the people, and peace and security will be implemented in our country so that no other afghan family will go through such pains that we all have suffered. >> reporter: ahmed wali karzai was a controversial figure. he was widely seen as the de facto governor of kandahar province, giving orders to public officials behind the scenes, but more importantly in this society, solving tribal disputes. over the years there were persistent reports that he was involved
day in the big city. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. from the jobs to the royals and the shuttle launch and to betty ford. >> a courageous first lady who battled addiction to pain killers and addiction to alcohol and defeating breast cancer. she died in palm springs, california, she was 93 years old. scott pelley takes a look back at her remarkable life. >> reporter: relatively unknown until her husband became president, betty ford became one of the most popular and respected women in america. born elizabeth anne bloomer april 18th, 1918, she grew up in grand rapids, michigan. she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and after high school she moved east to study under martha graham, the high priestess of modern dance. she earned a spot in the auxiliary dance troupe but her mother pressured her to leave the troupe in 1941. she performed in her own dance troupe, married and divorced and then met a young man named gerald ford, they married in 1948, weeks before ford was elected to his first term in congress. through the 1950s and '60s, they were a traditional an
to jump-start the economy if it doesn't improve soon. that gave stocks a big boost. the dow gained almost 45 points while the nasdaq was up 15. >>> numbers released overnight show foreclosures fell nearly 30% in the first half of the year but that's not because of any actual improvement in the housing market. analysts say paperwork and procedural delays are pushing the process further and further back, an estimated 1 million foreclosures that should have taken place this year will now happen in 2012 or later. >>> chrysler is recalling its best selling vehicle, more than 240,000 ram pickup trucks from 2008 through 2011 are being recalled because of a steering problem, a part near the left wheel can fracture and cause loss of steering, a few minor crashes have been reported. chrysler will fix the problem free of charge. >>> and a solution may be brewing to the minnesota government shutdown. it's all about the beer, made by the miller coors brewing company. it may have be taken off store shelves because the company's sales licenses have expired and there are no state workers working who can
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